Connie Stevens

News Director for WVTF/RADIO IQ & Virginia Public Radio

Connie began working at WVTF in 1990, after contributing to the news department via Virginia News Network. She later moved to television news, as a reporter and anchor at WDBJ.  She then joined the faculty at Radford University, where she taught media studies for several years.

Connie holds a B.S. in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Hollins University.  

Environmental ethics...it’s the balance between nature and human interaction, and it can be a weighty topic.

The Roanoke City School system is among those divisions starting the discussion early, getting 2nd graders to think about natural resources. They’re doing it with the help of a book, written back in 1942.

The Little House, written and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton, tells the story of a house built on the top of a hill, far out in the country. Eventually, Walt Disney turned Burton’s story into an animated short film.

The man charged with the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is being indicted on charges of rape, abduction and attempted capital murder in Fairfax. 

The new charges against Jesse Matthew stem from a 2005 rape where a 26 year old woman was attacked walking home from the grocery store.

Fairfax County's Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Morrogh says he won't go into details concerning evidence.

Preservation Virginia

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is asking for public input on historic preservation.

The department is asking Virginia residents to complete an online survey. It wants residents to identify major issues facing their communities as they use and preserve historic resources. The department also hopes to identify preservation priorities for the future.

The agency says the public feedback will help as goals and objectives for the next decade are developed.

Here's the link to the survey.

It’s the next chapter in the same sex marriage debate….and it’s set in Richmond.
A three-judge panel with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals whas heard oral arguments in the case of Bostic vs. Shaefer….better known as the challenge on Virginia’s ban on gay marriage.
 

It could take weeks, even months, for a ruling in the case. 

Both sides have indicated they'll head next to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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